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Centre documenting human rights in Arab world opens

June 10 marked the opening of a centre in Paris to document human rights issues affecting the Arab region, reports the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). In cooperation with the University of Nanterre, CIHRS will gather English, French and Arabic documents for the centre. The centre will hold reports, publications and audio-visual resources that chronicle both the status of human rights and the work of rights organisations operating in Arab countries.

Other organisations involved include: the International Contemporary Documentation Library; Ahmed Othmani Foundation, Paris; the Committee on Respecting Freedom and Human Rights in Tunisia, Paris; and the Generic Association, which focuses on Arab migrants to France.

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